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#78318 08/26/02 05:19 PM
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EuroPanto? It thought that it was a peculiarly English phenomenon. *Sigh*. So here goes ...

Oh, yes it is!



The idiot also known as Capfka ...
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Look out, CapK {i]It's behind you!


#78320 08/29/02 12:45 PM
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>>Oh, yes it is!
Oh no it isn't!

Look out, CapK It's behind you!

Where?!

We know a song about that one!
Now let's have some of you boys and girls up on stage so your parents can oo and aa over how cute you look not singing.

Video cameras ready!


[sigh] indeed.





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It was really refreshing to hear that charming old name again.

Yep Rhu, I know a baby Daisy (and a baby Sally, dode ). But I reckon "non-traditional" names [in the general sense of names lacking history] aren't ever all that popular in the UK. They tend to be seen as the preserve of celebrities. It's also generally considered that the celebs are welcome to newly-coined names, and that their kids are to be pitied somewhat for having to live with their parents' whimsy and originality.

Here's a list of the most popular UK baby names in 2001, which for the most part proves my point:
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/general/547642.html

I notice that my 5-year-old son's name (Joshua/Josh) has climbed right up to number 3 in the chart, and I'll bet my 3-year-old daughter's name (Phoebe) moves further up from number 40 over the next few years. At least in the UK, names certainly do go in cycles, and parents' choices are strongly dictated by the flow whether they realise it or not.

I've always been delighted with my own name, though - Adam. In my entire life I've met less than five or so Adams; I know of a fair few more than that, but it's still less than a dozen. Despite this pretty reasonable level of originality, hardly anybody has ever misspelt my name, and as a bonus it is truly cross-cultural.

People are starting to wake up to the name now, though - I've been called by two mothers (of toddlers) in the last month, which suggests a worrying trend.

Incidentally my second name, and my grandad's first, is - I think - quite a good one: Leon.




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Adam ... originality

Hmmm.


#78323 08/30/02 09:31 AM
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>Adam ... originality
Hmmm.


Yeah, can't get more original, doc

(or originally sinful?)


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Even up, guys, I'm old but I'm still able to take a cane to you.

So sayeth TEd



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There's no ... ah ... way you can beat me. I'll take on the lot o' ya. Ju das wait and see.


#78326 09/02/02 12:19 PM
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still able to take a cane to you.

Oohhh! A trio when TEd, Rhuby and moi meet?


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